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March 30 - March 31

2015 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference

Time: March 30: 12:00 am - March 31: 11:59 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency, Denver

Web Site:

The Premier Conference for the Middle-Market. 

“Playing to win” means understanding your competition, knowing where to play, and developing a strategy on how to win. The Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference attracts over 700 attendees, including C-level executives, private equity professionals, investment bankers, and trusted business advisors who are focused on creating maximum value for middle-market companies.

Conference participants come with a results-oriented mindset: find deal flow, make connections that matter, and adopt successful strategies for business success. They come ready to play to win.

Keynote Speakers:

Daymond John Co-Star of the reality business show “Shark Tank” and Founder & CEO of FUBU Clothing.

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is the 6-time Olympic gold medal swimmer and Hall of Fame inductee.

Events for 04/24/2013

February 09, 2013 - May 01

Flash Fiction Contest - Hidden Amongst These Worlds

Time: 4:27 pm - 11:59 pm

Web Site:

Announcing the 2013 Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest

A complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer
Deadline: Postmarked/received by email by May 1, 2013
Entry Fee: $10 first manuscript, $8 each additional manuscript, $10 optional critique fee
Prizes: First-$100, Second-$50, Judge’s Merit-$25
Theme: Hidden Amongst These Worlds (Can be any genre)
Flash Fiction is a complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer.  The title is not included in the word count.  The story must pertain to the theme, “Hidden Amongst These Worlds”  All genres are welcome, and multiple entries may be submitted.  An entry fee is required for each entry, however each entry after the first is discounted to $8 per.  You can also opt for a completely optional critique of your piece by a published author for an additional $10 per entry.  A self-addressed, stamped envelope must be included with mailed entries if you would like it returned by mail.  Winners will be notified by May 31, 2013.  For complete rules and entry blank, please go to or and click on the Contests tab or email

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April 23, 2013 - April 24

Productivity and Integrity Workshop

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Holiday Inn Denver East - Stapleton

Web Site:

Purpose of the program:

The purpose of this program is to shift your relationship and experience of having tasks to do with not enough time to do them (giving rise to stress and overwhelm) to one of more focus, integrated commitments and choice.  This program establishes a new context for managing commitments in time and provides methods and practices for the use of existing tools (computers, tablets, calendars, smartphones) to produce new levels of  productivity, effective action and results.

Workshop includes:

Identification of commitments at the scale of individual, team and organization
Alignment of commitments at all scales
How to shift from a world of “to many things to do” to conversations to manage and actions to take to move commitments forward
Alignment of one’s commitments so that integrity  is present (eliminates internal conflict and either/or choices)
The importance of your relationship with your word and doing what you say you will do, and the impact your word has on others
Integrity as your fundamental relationship with yourself and honoring your chosen commitments
Keeping promises and requests so nothing gets dropped out (using computers, tablets, calendars, smartphones, lists etc.)
Completing promises and requests (ending just leaving things hanging)
Learning new work practices for effective communication, collaboration and action
Increased efficiency and effectiveness with less of an experience of stress and overwhelm in one’s daily work and personal life

Expected Outcomes:

Empowered relationship with your word
Less stress and overwhelm
Tools and techniques for putting the workshop methodology into immediate action
Shift in your relationship with your integrated commitments (resolves work/life conflict and life balance issues)
Ability to produce results with less effort
Increased productivity as individuals, teams and organizations
Increased sense of confidence in the face of unexpected demands
Support the successful meeting of organizational deadlines
People delivering on their goals and objectives both personally and organizationally
Being responsible for when they do not deliver on promised actions
Reduce the experience of email overload
More effective and productive meetings
Ability to distinguish activities “doing stuff” from results
Increased ability to focus on activities that produce results
A new relationship with Multitasking

Follow-Up and Performance Support

Even though it is understandable and tempting—is to believe that the workshop is enough. It is not

                 People often encounter challenges in the form of:

                 the environments that the participants return to,

                 their own internal conversations,

                 their own long-time habits, and

                 the expectations of the people they work with.

After a paradigm shift occurs on the first day, and after spending the second day putting Productivity and Integrity into your Calendar environment so that you understand how to build it into your operations, we commence six weeks of behavioral coaching to support the change of mindset that empowers your new, more effective work habits. This performance support delivers significant follow-through value for the long term.

We do some of the follow-up in small groups because experience teaches us that participants learn from each other’s journey and they also create new levels of collaboration.

On a periodic basis over six weeks, coaching webinars are scheduled to continue reinforcing the learning’s and supporting the teams. These webinars can be accessed by individuals or small groups, and one-on-one coaching is available.

For details of the program design, please us contact to learn more – 303 666 6852

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April 24, 2013 - April 24

Estate Planning for Pet Owners

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 am

Location: Dumb Friends League Quebec Street shelter

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Join the Dumb Friends League for a free estate planning seminar presented by Joyce Nakamura Esq. and Dean Vicksman, DVM. Learn how to provide for your pets in the years to come through pet trusts, bequests to caregivers and guardianship provisions. The seminar will be held at the Dumb Friends League Quebec Street shelter located at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served. For more information on our Pet Guardianship program and to RSVP for the seminar, please call (720) 241-7150.

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April 24, 2013 - April 24

Colorado’s Thriving Natural Foods Industry

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Joy Burns Center, University of Denver, 2044 E. Evans Avenue, Denver 80208

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Colorado's Thriving Natural Foods Industry: A panel discussing hot topics in the industry and showcasing the local natural foods ecosystem.
April 24th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Joy Burns Center, University of Denver
2044 E. Evans Ave., Denver, Colorado 80208
Price: $25 until April 23rd, $30 at the door

Join the Denver Business Series for a panel discussion with industry leaders:
• Moderator: Paul Raab, Senior VP/Partner, Linhart PR
• Liz Myslik, CEO of Fresca Brands Innovation Group
• Jennifer Margoles, General Manager of 34 Degrees
• Brian Ross, CEO of Cheribundi
• Darrin Foster, COO & VP of Finance of Oogies Gourmet Popcorn

We’ll ask:
• What is "natural" and does it really matter?
• How do you compete with non-natural and organic foods?
• What are the biggest challenges to natural products companies and suppliers?
• What trends do you see in the industry in Colorado?  The US?  Internationally?
• Is there or will there be real regulation of the term "natural"?

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